Ride the authentic full size old Northern Pacific train in Wickersham, Washington, USA.
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See the steam engine that is 100 years old, ride the 100 year old hand car shown on this page. Enjoy riding the little railroad work speeder along the shore of Lake Whatcom, and stroll into the train's coffee shop car for an on-board snack. The friendliest excursion railroad in all America says "All Aboard" for the 1 1/2 hour trip.
Your ride starts in Wickersham and first goes a short distance along Highway 9, then through a small tunnel, along Mirror Lake, and out into the woods. There is a stop at a meadow in the woods where people can get off and explore the area including looking at the engine or hiking a short distance to a waterfall.
The Lake Whatcom Railway is a dedicated living preservation of the Pacific Northwest's railway heritage. For political reasons the railway currently uses a diesel locomotive.
The passenger coaches date from 1910 to 1925 and were used on American railroads prior to the days of Amtrak. They have been on passenger trains from coast to coast but since 1940 they were used on the Northern Pacific passenger trains to the East and South of Seattle. They are almost the same as they were when used on the trains out of Seattle 50 years ago. Some ancient wooden freight cars from the Great Northern Railway are also on the premises.
Have any questions? Phone (360) 441-0719
(advance reservation required)
Cost: Standard fares apply except that a mother can ride for half price when accompanied by a full fare paying passsenger.
Phone (360) 441-0719
P.O. Box 91
Phone: (360) 441-0719
The railway has numerous and varied volunteer positions. Please contact Frank Culp at the phone number above for more information.